Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jul 8-12, 2012
8,9,10,11,12 July 2012 (5-day match)
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13.4

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

13.5

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, quick single, a tip and run. Short of a length, stumps to stump, pushed towards cover, and charges through

Pakistan 52/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (2b)
14.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, and the pace is up at 132ks as he swings this a bit too far into the pads

14.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pitched up, slightly wider, so the swing is bringing in towards middle and off, and Misbah gets an inside edge onto the pad

14.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, holdings its line, Misbah is walking down to get outside the line. Gets a bottom edge as he plays this on the walk

14.4

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, reads the away swinger, and lets it go

14.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot

14.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, wide length ball, left alone

Pakistan 52/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (8b)
16.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, holding its line, and beats him as he walks down

16.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, left alone well outside off

16.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, left alone well outside off as this is pitched fuller

16.4

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

16.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, seaming in, pushed to short leg

16.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slightly fuller, middle and leg, defended to short leg again

Pakistan 56/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (14b)
18.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah walks down the wicket, swinging down leg

18.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended in front of off

18.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

18.4

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, shimmies down the wicket again, and defends this shortish delivery to leg

18.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, inswinger, starting from wide outside off, headed for off and middle, Misbah is well forward in defence

18.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full and wide, and left alone

Pakistan 62/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (20b)
19.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, walks down the wicket, leaves this alone outside off

Pakistan 63/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (21b)
21.1

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, outswinger, on off, defended watchfully

21.2

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball, wide, and swinging away. Left alone

21.3

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, closer to off, making him play, which Misbah does with an open face, towards gully

21.4

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slightly wider, and left alone

21.5

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, angling in, pushed towards square leg

21.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short and wide, but Misbah doesn't go after it

Pakistan 63/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (27b)
23.1

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball outside off, left alone for the keeper standing up

23.2

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, 4 leg byes, goes wide of the crease, and angles it too far down for four leg-byes

23.3

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended

23.4

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, outswinger, closer to off, makes him play, which Misbah does with soft hands, and guides this to gully

23.5

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nicely bowled. On a length, in front of off, shaping away, defended in front of his body

23.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

Pakistan 69/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (33b)
25.1

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, and bowls short and wide first ball, which Misbah tucks into with a punch through point for four. That was bowled at 128ks

25.2

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full and wide, and we have a deep point now, who keeps this drive down to one. It took one four for the man to go back. Modern captainitis

Pakistan 74/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 6* (35b 1x4)
26.1

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted on off, defended off the front foot

26.2

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted on off again, defended again

26.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another solid forward-defensive

26.4

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slightly shorter, gets it to turn a little, Misbah defends with an open face

26.5

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, lovely drive. Old-fashioned way. Shimmies down the track, takes it on the half-volley, and sort of flicks it wide of mid-on

26.6

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up outside off, gets the ball to dip a little, defended off the front foot

Pakistan 78/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 10* (41b 2x4)
27.6

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, middle and off, hurrying onto him, defended solidly

Pakistan 81/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 10* (42b 2x4)
29.1

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, shortish, widish, Misbah keeps himself from playing at it. Extra bounce

29.2

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller, closer to off, shaping away, defended back to him

29.3

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, wide of off, left alone, PJ collects in front of his face

29.4

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, closer to off, pushed towards gully

29.5

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, a touch too wide again, and Misbah lets it be

29.6

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball, on off, defended to cover

Pakistan 81/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 10* (48b 2x4)
30.5

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, walks down the wicket, sees this is wide, and lets it be

30.6

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, angling into the pad, worked away for a single

Pakistan 85/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 11* (50b 2x4)
31.1

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, seaming away, Misbah plays an uncharacteristic shot at the wide delivery, and is beaten

31.2

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slightly closer, and punched away to the squarer of the gullies. Gets a single of the overhead parry

31.4

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, holding its line, defended to cover

31.5

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full, slightly wide, 137ks, driven to mid-off

31.6

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, digs this in short, gets it to rise towards the chest, fended down, well done

Pakistan 87/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 12* (55b 2x4)
33.1

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, dug in short again, defended in front of his chest

33.2

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short and widish, punched away to deep point for one

Pakistan 92/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 13* (57b 2x4)
34.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, walks down the track, bunts this inswinger into the leg side for a single

Pakistan 93/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 14* (58b 2x4)
35.1

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, kicking up, drops and runs, gets a single before cover can come around

35.5

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, guided away past gully

Pakistan 96/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 16* (60b 2x4)
37.1

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, wide, Misbah flashes without any feet, and nearly edges it

37.2

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Really well bowled. Short of a length, kicking off towards the chest at a pretty rapid pace. Misbah fends at it, with hard hands, and the ball flies over gully

37.3

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lovely bouncer, 136ks, on the top of the stumps, and Misbah sways out of its line. For good measure, it jags back in

37.4

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, beats him for the pace, hits the pad, but it is bouncing over - 138ks

37.5

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, widish, pushed towards cover

37.6

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended solidly

Pakistan 101/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 20* (66b 3x4)
40.1

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball, on off, defended solidly

40.2

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slight dip for him, Misbah plays in front of his body, but the ball doesn't misbehave enough to bother him

40.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller and flatter, defended to cover

40.4

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended with an open face, in front of his body again

40.5

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flatter, angling in, defended with the angle

40.6

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted, middle and off, defended back to him

Pakistan 106/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 20* (72b 3x4)
42.1

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, takes this on the full and clips it through midwicket. Good footwork to come down the crease and turn this into a fullie

42.2

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted on middle and off, defended back to him

42.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, outside off, right forward to defend

42.4

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, punched to point

42.5

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, shortish again, gets the width, but the cut can't beat point

42.6

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, wide again, and this time Misbah beats the point fielder, going in front of him. Nicely done by Misbah

Pakistan 114/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 28* (78b 5x4)
45.1

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slow ball, 121ks, swinging in, driven to mid-on

45.2

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball, wide, left alone

45.3

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely done. Short of a length, wide, and he meets it with an open face to guide it wide of gully

45.4

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, walks down the wicket to defend

45.5

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, walks down again, plays close to the body, gets an inside edge for a single

Pakistan 128/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 33* (83b 6x4)
46.1

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball, on off, angling in, defended

46.2

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up generously, middle and leg, turning away, played against the turn, into the leg side

46.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, no turn on this one, and is defended solidly

46.4

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball again, defended solidly again

46.5

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah leaves the crease, Herath tosses this up wide outside off, looking for a stumping, but the tall Misbah reaches it easily and drives it to sweeper-cover

Pakistan 129/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 34* (88b 6x4)
48.2

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, short and wide, slashes at it, gets a thick edge between second slip and gully

48.3

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, bouncer, over leg stump, Misbah stays under it

48.4

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended

48.5

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, too wide to make him play

48.6

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short, not too wide, but cut away to deep point for a single

Pakistan 139/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 39* (93b 7x4)
49.1

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a length, bunted into the on side, midwicket is on his heels, and they take a single

49.4

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Perera's golden touch continues. Just when Sri Lanka were looking subdued, Misbah has an uncharacteristic concentration break. Walks down the wicket, Perera bowls short of a length and outside off. He has been leaving these for a while now, but follows this one, and edges it as the ball leaves him. That was too wide for a player of Misbah's class and patience

Misbah-ul-Haq c †HAPW Jayawardene b Perera 40 (147m 95b 7x4 0x6) SR: 42.10

Pakistan 141/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 40 (95b 7x4)
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